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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christoph Prang Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose provides a distinctive example of what has been called semiomimesis : the creative appropriation and exploitation of narrative moments within semiotic theory for the production of art. This essay defines what constitutes this type of art by...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michael Filimowicz “Sysemics and Semiotic Informatics” offers a close reading of Derrida's use of Norbert Weiner's thought. Cybernetics is seen as a particular moment of resistance for deconstruction, as it is the encounter between a discourse of general systems, which includes even sign systems...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., Roland Barthes, and Jean-Paul Sartre for examples of this defiance. Yet Aragon himself looked to Bertran de Born as a poet in revolt, and the poetic form remains a better venue for the expression of what Kristeva terms the semiotic—that is, the rhythmic bodily forces that resist reduction to the symbolic...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... possibility to conceive of a perfect man-made language, Chinese seemed a likely model. However, Leibniz's dream of a Universal Character relied on a combination of competing semiotic and systemic requirements that only the misguided view of sinographs and hexagrams as an integral part of one Chinese script...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reading of “Empty Words” that locates and examines the pre-semiotic, pre-categorical dimensions of the state that occurs when these expectations are thrown into disarray. To examine the affective dynamic in Cage's cultivation of polysemy and indeterminacy, I draw on Brian Massumi's categorization of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 339–362.
Published: 01 September 2000
...VLADIMIR E. ALEXANDROV University of Oregon 2000 Alexandrov, Vladimir E. “Alterity, Hermeneutic Indices, and the Limits of Interpretation.” Elementa: Journal of Slavic Studies and Comparative Cultural Semiotics 4 . 2 ( 1998 ): 97 -120. Bakhtin, Mikhail. “Discourse in the Novel...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the Chinese Semiotic Tradition.” Semiotica 170 . 1/4 ( 2008 ): 169 – 85 . Print . ———. From Historicity to Fictionality: The Chinese Poetics of Narrative . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1994 . Print . Pan Daan . The Lyrical Resonance between Chinese Poets and Painters: The...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 232–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... PARALLELS, INTERACTIONS, AND ILLUMINATIONS: TRAVERSING CHINESE AND WESTERN THEORIES OF THE SIGN. By Ersu Ding. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. 210 p. English-language studies of Chinese culture and literature from a semiotic perspec- tive are rare. It is even harder to find a book-length...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 2012
... PARALLELS, INTERACTIONS, AND ILLUMINATIONS: TRAVERSING CHINESE AND WESTERN THEORIES OF THE SIGN. By Ersu Ding. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. 210 p. English-language studies of Chinese culture and literature from a semiotic perspec- tive are rare. It is even harder to find a book-length...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 237–239.
Published: 01 June 2012
... ILLUMINATIONS: TRAVERSING CHINESE AND WESTERN THEORIES OF THE SIGN. By Ersu Ding. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. 210 p. English-language studies of Chinese culture and literature from a semiotic perspec- tive are rare. It is even harder to find a book-length monograph that tackles both Chi...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2006) 58 (3): 259–261.
Published: 01 June 2006
... concludes his study with a lively illustra- tion of the significance of the different semiotic processes of the Western travel writer from Théophile Gautier and Victor Segalen to Roland Barthes, Michel Butor, and Jean Baudrillard, who, despite their differences, all reveal a desire to postpone the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2006) 58 (3): 261–263.
Published: 01 June 2006
... in this brisk study is largely on travel journals by major French travel writers of the last two centuries. He begins and concludes his study with a lively illustra- tion of the significance of the different semiotic processes of the Western travel writer from Théophile Gautier and Victor Segalen...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2006) 58 (3): 263–265.
Published: 01 June 2006
... concludes his study with a lively illustra- tion of the significance of the different semiotic processes of the Western travel writer from Théophile Gautier and Victor Segalen to Roland Barthes, Michel Butor, and Jean Baudrillard, who, despite their differences, all reveal a desire to postpone the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2006) 58 (3): 256–259.
Published: 01 June 2006
... travel journals by major French travel writers of the last two centuries. He begins and concludes his study with a lively illustra- tion of the significance of the different semiotic processes of the Western travel writer from Théophile Gautier and Victor Segalen to Roland Barthes, Michel Butor, and...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 277–300.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Companion to Greek Tragedy . Ed. Easterling P.E. Cartledge Paul . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1997 . 36 – 53 . Print . Elias Norbert . The Court Society . Trans. Jephcott Edmund . Oxford : Basil Blackwell , 1983 . Print . Fischer-Lichte Erika . The Semiotics of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2003) 55 (4): 293–319.
Published: 01 September 2003
... she does, the current tendency in the study of ekphrasis to limit the issue to mimetic representation, although I argue from a somewhat different perspec- tive and corpus. The aesthetic variations on the word-image conflict—my subject here—go back to Lessing’s semiotic distinctions and their...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
... . Bamberg: CC Buchners Verlag, 1972 . Kristeva, Julia. Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art . Ed. Leon Roudiez. Trans. Thomas Gora, Alice Jardine, and Leon Roudiez. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980 . Lachmann, Renate. “Dialogizität und poetische Sprache...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2000
... indis- tinguishable from Goethe’s concept of the symbol as “lebendig-augenblickliche Offenbarung des Unerforschlichen” (“dynamic-momentary revelation of the in- scrutable”; Eichhorn 157). This definition, as Todorov has argued, articulates a fun- damentally Romantic semiotic ideal, according to...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2005) 57 (4): 312–327.
Published: 01 September 2005
... recognizes with tears. It is a narrative mode in which all of history is marked plainly on the textual surface, as easily read as an old, familiar scar. Thus, the story of the boar, and all its attendant civilizational implications, are lodged inside a great moment of semiotic clarity, one of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2000) 52 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2000
... science studies and literature and science together on the basis of shared textual technologies. Combining historical treatments of laboratory science with the literary and cultural insights of deconstruction, semiotics, and media theory, the anthology focuses on “the processes of signification in...